Treweek History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Treweek family

The surname Treweek was first found in Northumberland where Trewick is a township on the river Blyth, 3 miles south-east from Bolam in Northumberland. "Treweek is known to mean sweet, beloved town or village. " [1]

"This place was a member of the barony of Bolam, and in 1240 was holden of it by the soccage service of half a mark by Robert de Trewick, of whose family notices continue to occur till the 14th century." [2]

Early History of the Treweek family

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Treweek Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Treweek, Trewick, Treweeks and others.

Early Notables of the Treweek family (pre 1700)

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United States Treweek migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Treweek Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicholas Treweek, who went to America in 1743
Treweek Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Richard Treweek went to America in 1804
  • J. Treweek is recorded as having moved to San Francisco in 1851
  • J Treweek, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]
  • T Treweek, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]

Australia Treweek migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Treweek Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Treweek, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847 [4]
  • Walter Treweek, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion" [5]

New Zealand Treweek migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Treweek Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Treweek, (b. 1814), aged 26, Cornish agricultural labourer born in Tregony travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [6]
  • Mrs. Honor Treweek, (b. 1815), aged 26, Cornish settler born in Blisland travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [6]
  • Mr. John Treweek, (b. 1836), aged 5, Cornish settler born in Lezant travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [6]
  • Mr. Samuel Treweek, (b. 1838), aged 3, Cornish settler born in St. Just travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [6]
  • Mr. Richard Treweek, (b. 1840), aged 11 months, Cornish settler born in St. Just travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [6]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Treweek (post 1700) +

  • Bernie Treweek (1914-1957), Australian rules footballer who played from 1934 to 1940
  • Rachel Treweek (1963-2015), née Montgomery, a British Anglican priest, Bishop of Gloucester since 2015
  • Hazel Treweek OAM, MBE, born Hazel Elizabeth Logue, an Australian academic, teacher and Shakespearean scholar, wife of Ath Treweek
  • George Treweek (1905-1991), Australian rugby league footballer who played from 1926 to 1930, representing the Australia National Team (1928-1930)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Athanasius Pryor "Ath" Treweek (1911-1995), Australian academic, linguist, mathematician and code-breaker during World War II


  1. ^ Charnock, Richard, Stephen, Ludus Patronymicus of The Etymology of Curious Surnames. London: Trubner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, 1868. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THERESA 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Theresa.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register 1857. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1857.shtml
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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